Deaths and Obituaries

Announcements of ODs who have recently passed away

Chris Sandes (1971O)

Passing of Christopher Sandes (1971O)

Chris Sandes (1971O) passed away on the 19th of December 2019

Posted on: 10 Jan 2019

John Joubert

John Joubert (O, 1944) RIP

John Joubert, one of Britain's most celebrated composers, died last night, 7th January 2019 after complications arising from a fall.

Posted on: 8 Jan 2019

Jumbo Vanrenen

Donald "Jumbo" Vanrenen (F, 1967) RIP

We are very sad to pass on the news of the death of Donald "Jumbo" Vanrenen who died on 18th November 2019.

Posted on: 31 Dec 2018

Michael Desebrock

Michael Desebrock (O, 1958) RIP

We are saddened to inform the OD community that Michael Desebrock (O, 1958) passed away in the UK on Tuesday 18th December. To Sue, his wife, go our deepest sympathies. Obituary to follow.

Posted on: 21 Dec 2018

Justin Cartwright (1960W)

Passing of Justin Cartwright (1960W)

We regret to announce that Justin Cartwright died on Monday 3rd December 2018 in London, where he lived.

Posted on: 7 Dec 2018

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Passing of Peter Wright (1973F)

Posted on: 7 Dec 2018

Bruce McKenzie (F, 1943)

Bruce McKenzie (F, 1943) RIP

We are very sad to announce the death of Bruce McKenzie who passed away on Saturday 1st December, 2019.

Posted on: 2 Dec 2018

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Passing of Robin Ferner (1955)

Posted on: 28 Nov 2018

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Passing of Tim Hamilton-Smith

Posted on: 27 Sep 2018

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Philip Marx

Posted on: 20 Sep 2018

Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer (1954G)

Geoffrey passed away peacefully at home in Simon’s Town on 15 August 2018 after a short illness, aged 77

Posted on: 20 Sep 2018

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Passing of David Persse (1976F)

Posted on: 31 Aug 2018

Passing of Prof. 'Taffy' Lloyd (1953O)

Prof. Philip 'Taffy' Lloyd (1953O)

Passing of Prof. Philip 'Taffy' Lloyd, on Wednesday 08 August 2018

Posted on: 10 Aug 2018

Nigel Buchan-Swanson (G, 1966)

RIP Nigel Buchan-Swanson

Posted on: 30 Jul 2018

Rev. Terry Wilke, Past Bishops Chaplain

Rev. Terry Wilke

Rev. Terry Wiilke , past Bishops Chaplain, passed away on 21 February 2018.

Posted on: 27 Jun 2018

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Obituary: Ian Macdonald (1991O)

Posted on: 11 May 2018

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Keith William Mowbray Cole Bisset 20 February 1935 – 10 February 2018

Keith died at home in Paarl surrounded by his family on 10 February 2018. Less than three months after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Posted on: 9 Mar 2018

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Passing of Ian Brown (1954G)

Posted on: 15 Nov 2017

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Passing of Richard Todd (1956G)

Posted on: 15 Nov 2017